New social networking technology being piloted at more than two dozen healthcare organizations, including Cedars-Sinai Health System, is designed for secure collaboration among healthcare professionals.
Federal advisers heard concerns from healthcare providers, EHR software vendors and others this week about the cost and impracticality of a proposed requirement to offer patients an access report listing caregivers who had viewed their records.
Despite the government shutdown, Stage 2 of the HITECH Act financial incentive program for the meaningful use of electronic health records kicks off Oct. 1. Learn more about the privacy and security provisions and how to prepare.
It's been four years since federal officials began tracking major healthcare data breaches. What important lessons can be learned from the causes of these breaches as well as HIPAA enforcement actions by federal regulators?
Although enforcement of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule may not begin with a big bang, experts warn that compliance should be a top priority, especially in light of looming audits. Learn why some predict a surge in breach notification.
As federal regulators begin to enforce the HIPAA Omnibus Rule this fall, they will also continue work on other privacy issues, including the long-awaited accounting of disclosures rule. Find out what's on the to-do list.
Federal regulators plan to launch a permanent HIPAA compliance audit program in 2014 that targets a larger number of organizations but covers a narrower scope of issues. Learn the details the nation's top HIPAA enforcer revealed.
Attorney Ellen Giblin describes who should be involved in determining whether a breach should be reported in compliance with the new breach notification requirements of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. She also offers other compliance insights.
A class action suit has been filed against Advocate Medical Group following the theft of four unencrypted computers that may have exposed data on 4 million patients. Learn more about the allegations the lawsuit makes.